Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Material that you remove from an excavation will not normally be regarded as waste if:
In such cases the material would not be subject, at that point in time, to:
If the material you excavate is only fit for use if it is encapsulated, it is likely that this will be regarded as a landfilling activity and may require a permit.
Diluting or mixing contaminated material with non-contaminated material on site is not permitted. If in doubt, you should consult with your local environmental regulator.
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has produced detailed guidance for the construction sector. This is free to download.
SEPA Special Waste Consignment Notes – updated position, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is now accepting special waste consignment notes (SWCNs) by email only.
DAERA Waste Policy Tracker, The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published a Waste policy tracker to stay informed of waste policy developments.
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